Frances Walocko, PGY1, presented her work at the Derm- Rheum Grand Rounds last week.
Here is Frances summarizing her work:
”The overall goal of this study is to identify patient risk factors and biologic markers that predispose patients with cutaneous lupus to develop systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) through a longitudinal study of patients who start off with only cutaneous lupus. Our preliminary data have illustrated that patients initially presenting with generalized discoid lupus, a higher number of ACR criteria, and use of prednisone are at higher risk of progressing to SLE. The next step for this project is to further evaluate patient data for the follow up visits.”
Great job : )